Ralph Blewitt's complaint to the Legal Services Board of Victoria about Slater and Gordon's failure to produce his documents
I've been told that Ralph Blewitt has today sent this note to the Legal Services Board of Victoria.
Good luck Ralph.
Ms Fiona Bennett, Chairperson
Legal Services Board of Victoria
Monday, 28 March 2016
Dear Ms Bennett
I understand the Legal Services Board is investigating the 22 March 1993 false entry in the Slater and Gordon Trust Account Ledger receipting $67, 722.30 from the AWU Workplace Reform Association Inc as purportedly coming from me. That false entry has not been corrected.
By my letter of Monday 21 March 2016 to the Managing Director of Slater and Gordon I requested that Slater and Gordon send to me further documents associated with Slater and Gordon’s 1993-1996 furtherance of my fraudulent purchase of 1/85 Kerr Street Fitzroy. Slater and Gordon has not complied with my request.
The Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption made a comprehensive finding that the February 1993 purchase and conveyance of 1/85 Kerr Street into my name was an entirely fraudulent transaction. No privilege can apply to legal advice in the furtherance of that fraud.
In particular I identified a series of documents over which Slater and Gordon made an unopposed claim for client legal professional privilege to the Supreme Court of Victoria (that was prior to the findings of the Heydon Commission). Those documents were apparently used in the firm’s conferences with Geoff Masel of Phillips Fox acting for the Legal Professional Liability Committee. Beyond the conference notes with Masel, these source documents are properly a part of my file held by Slater and Gordon and despite my previous requests and my lawyer Bob Galbally’s previous requests, Slater and Gordon has not delivered all of them to me:
I have been told I will face police charges of fraud shortly and time is of the essence in relation to
- Document SG 500 0104, a facsimile dated 18 March 1993 from Sciaccas of Financial Document entitled Pay Slater and Gordon Trust Acc the Sum of Sixty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Two Dollars and Thirty Cents from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Slater & Gordon: and,
- Document Sg 500 0105, a copy of Financial Document entitled Pay Slater and Gordon Trust Acc the Sum of Sixty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Two Dollars and Thirty Cents from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Slater & Gordon.
Slater and Gordon's failure to respond to my requisition
I wrote to Slater and Gordon last Monday, 21 March and asked that it send me copies of those my documents by the end of the week. It has not done so.
That you accept this letter (and my original letter to Slater and Gordon setting out further and better particulars) as a formal complaint against Slater and Gordon for not sending me my documents.
That you urgently seek from Slater and Gordon the production of those documents and that you send me copies of the documents.